This HND piece takes another look at Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and what we must do to secure them. The public got fooled a bit by HIPAA and HITECH into thinking that "privacy" in health records just meant keeping the details of your treatment away from prying eyes. If only...
The real problem is preventing medical identity theft, and far too little has been done about this growing problem. We highlight a company that is bringing new directions into the matter of access control.
But, besides that, if docs are going to rely completely on computerized records, the system better be reliable, and we take a look at by delving into colocation. As in letting the pros host your server, in a secure facility with data and power backup.
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